Sunday Morning

Sunday, November 27, 2011
I love Sundays.  I get so much done, so early, which means that I can spend most of the day relaxing.  I wish all days were Sundays!  Before 8 am, I had done 50 minutes of cardio, had breakfast, whipped up a banana bread and threw it in the oven and set a pot of chili to stew.  Yeah, I'm awesome!

Today is Grey Cup Sunday here in Canada and that means two things:  football and chili.  This year, I'm not having my Girls Only game day get together.  As you know, I've had a falling out with a couple of them but mom also asked that we keep it quiet this year so she can rest.  I'm surprised that I'm so excited to be having a quiet Grey Cup this year - I don't have to make sure the furniture is completely free of cat hair, or that the floor might not be spotless, and I get to stay in my jammies all day long.  Refreshing!

Mom requested a veggie chili this year, packed full of yummy goodness.  The last few I've made have had meat in them so this was a nice, lighter change.  First step, chopping veggies! And, naturally, I had some help...
For veggie chili, I sauteed onions, carrots, celery, and yellow pepper. 
Mirepoix + 1 ?
Add a dash of garlic and our house smelled divine before the rest of the building were crawling out of bed.
Mon amour...

Throw in a can of diced tomatoes and you've got heaven in a pot.  A sprinkle of cumin, some chili powder, oregano, basil and a dash of red pepper flakes for flavour and heat!

Gorgeous colour
Once that's done, toss in a can of kidney beans (rinsed to remove some of the salt), half a can of baked beans and a generous helping of frozen corn kernels.
Where have you BEAN all my life?

 I forgot to pick up jalapenos this weekend so that extra bit of heat will be missing this Grey Cup. The chili's slowly simmering for a few hours and then I'll drop in a big handful of spinach shortly before serving.  Scoop over a bed of jasmine rice and add a slice of garlic toast --- good to go!
Almost finished project.
What are you having for dinner this Sunday


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